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Latest News (2017 Festival)

The 27th Festival is confirmed for Thurs 23rd - Sat 25th March 2017 at our new venue: Brighton Racecourse.

February 2017: Sussex Breweries at the SBCF

There are nearly 60 breweries in Sussex and they will be well represented at the 27th Sussex Beer & Cider Festival due to be held at the Brighton Racecourse on the 23 – 25 March 2017.

Real ales from Sussex breweries such as Adur, Steyning; Firebird, Rudgwick; Hand Brewery, Brighton; Hurst, Hurstpierpoint; Riverside, Upper Beeding; Three Legs, Brede should be available but also an excellent selection from breweries all over the country with nearly 160 available. Cider and perry drinkers will also be guaranteed a good selection.

Tickets are selling well and are on sale at the Evening Star, Brighton; Brewers Arms & Gardener’s Arms, Lewes; Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-by-Sea; Selden Arms, Worthing and Beer Essentials, Horsham.

For postal sales, please state which session(s) you require and enclose a 9 x 4 SAE with your cheque, made payable to “Sussex CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival” and send to SBB&CF Ticket Sales, 16 Connell Drive, Woodingdean, Brighton, BN2 6RT. No refunds will be processed after the 14 March 2017.

January 2017: staffing form now online

The volunteer form for the 2017 Festival is now online. The festival wouldn't happen without the great work of all of our volunteers (who we do keep fed, watered, clothed and transported for their troubles) so why not have a look at the roles you can help out with?

December 2016: NEW larger venue for 2017 festival

Sussex CAMRA Branches are not horsing about when they announce a new larger venue for the 27th Sussex CAMRA Branches Beer & Cider Festival. The 2017 festival will be held at Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton from Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 March.

There will be 150+ beers + 40 perries/ciders, plus a range of food will be available to include vegetarian options.

Tickets will be available from 23 January 2017 from:

  • The Evening Star, Brighton (4 tickets per person).
  • The Gardeners Arms Lewes (4 tickets per person).
  • The Brewers Arms, Lewes.
  • The Duke of Wellington, Shoreham-By-Sea.
  • The Selden Arms, Worthing.
  • Beer Essentials, Horsham.
  • Mail order: SBBCF Ticket Sales. 16 Conell Drive, Woodingdean, Brighton, Brighton, BN2 6RT. Please state which session(s) you require & enclose a 9"x4" SAE with your cheques or postal orders made payable to 'Sussex CAMRA Beer Festival. Please do not send by 'recorded' post.

Our thanks to all our ticket sellers, who sell our tickets as a favour to us, so PLEASE be polite to them!




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